Hip-hop star Snoop Dogg has hired his children the best soccer coach in the business - British sporting ace, David Beckham. The rapper struck up an unlikely friendship with Beckham during the late 1990s, and decided to call in a favour from the star when he moved out to Los Angeles earlier this year (07). He says, "David and I go back years. I asked him to come over and do me this favour as he is the one who has made everyone wake up and pay attention to soccer over here. "He is terrific with my kids and they had a great time as he taught them how to shoot and score the perfect goal. That's a partnership you never thought you would see - Snoop and Beckham." And Snoop - real name Calvin Broadus - is so grateful to Beckham for teaching his kids Corde, Cordell, and Cori the basics of soccer, he has offered to return the favour and give young Brooklyn, Romeo and Cruz lessons in lyricism. He adds, "I love soccer just as he loves hip-hop. He hasn't asked me to teach his kids how to rap yet - but I'm there if he ever needs it."